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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Baseball, been berry, berry, good-to-me.

Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, N.Y., home of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Somehow I expected more than just a baseball diamond in a sleepy little town, but just what there should be more of I can't say. Click to Embiggenate.

If you are like me you know that the Baseball Hall of Fame is in Cooperstown somewhere back east. I thought it was in Pennsylvania, which is wrong, but at least I was in the same neck of the woods.
    You also know that Roberto Clemente was a famous baseball player. Kevin Guilfoile has a very good story about Roberto, or rather his bat. As stories go it is of little or no importance, and it doesn't really give you any new information. It's not about much at all, but it's very entertaining. I recommend it to your attention, even if you don't give a fig about baseball. Be warned however, the web page has four (4!) videos that start playing automagically.

P.S. Wikipedia provides us with this little tidbit: "The Hall of Fame was founded in 1939 by Stephen Carlton Clark, the owner of a local hotel. Clark sought to bring tourists to a city hurt by the Great Depression, which reduced the local tourist trade, and Prohibition, which devastated the local hops industry.", emphasis mine.

P.P.S. Why is it called a baseball diamond when it is obviously a square?

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